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“Well worth the entry fee.”
Review of York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum
Ranked #11 of 210 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Famous for its collections of costume, textiles, military and social history, York Castle Museum brings history back to life. Wander through the Victorian streets, venture into the prison cell of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin and discover what life was like on the front line in the First World War. There's something for everyone at York Castle Museum.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see and the Victorian town is great. I also enjoyed the prison area with the prisoner stories projected on the walls. Very good value for money and easy to spend 2-3 hours.

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"victorian street"
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"period rooms"
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"debtors prison"
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"street scene"
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"victorian era"
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"first world war"
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"all ages"
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"well worth a visit"
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"victorian times"
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"different eras"
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"sweet shop"
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"dick turpin"
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"few hours"
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"value for money"
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"couple of hours"
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"interesting exhibits"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic museum would recommend to anyone. We had a great afternoon here both kids and adults loved it can’t recommend it highly enough

Thank Jill M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see in this museum. Great for families. Particularly like the old prison where you are in the actual cells where people like Dick Turpin were incarcerated. Gift shop and small cafe too.

Thank AnnB245
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really good museum with lots to see. I would recommend for adults only to go when the kids are at school as there were a lot of really uninterested children running around. Not the museums fault more of a case of getting out of the rain for some. The exhibits are superb and the staff are extremely knowledgable. Would definitely pay another visit but at a quieter time.

Thank paul m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This would be great for a rainy day as it is extensive with many varied exhibits. A bit of York's history, as well as history more generally. Some bits too much reading (for younger kids). Good value for money at £10 per adult and free for kids. The building is generally a bit run down, which you notice in some exhibits more than others. The old street with actors is great. Could do more about the history of the castle.

Thank Terry O
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